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Bernie Sanders Brings Populist Message To Santa Fe

on May 21, 2016 - 12:55pm
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to a packed crowd during his campaign rally Friday afternoon at Santa Fe Community College. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
Rally goers react to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders Friday during rally at SFCC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

More than 3,000 New Mexicans felt the Bern Friday during a campaign rally at Santa Fe Community College.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders took time before his speech in the SFCC Fitness Education Center to

Community Winds Presents 'The Planets' Tonight In White Rock

on May 21, 2016 - 12:54pm
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By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Community Winds will take the audience on an interplanetary adventure at tonight’s concert. The centerpiece of the concert is Gustav Holst’s “The Planets, Op 39 (1918).

The work is based on astrology, rather than astronomy.

A short book by Alan Leo called “What is a Horoscope?” suggested to Holst the possibilities for musically interpreting the influences of each planet.

Final Performance Of 'Steel Magnolias' Tonight

on May 21, 2016 - 12:52pm
From left, Truvy (Dianne Williams Wilburn), Annelle (Holly Robinson) and Clairee (Carolyn Conner) admire a baby picture. The final performance of LALT's 'Steel Magnolias' is 7:30 p.m. today at Los Alamos Little Theater. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for students and seniors and may be purchased at the door or in advance  at CB FOX or from Brown Paper Tickets. Photo by Larry Gibbons

Stucco Work Underway On New DNCU In White Rock

on May 21, 2016 - 11:47am

Workers apply stucco Thursday to the exterior of the new Del Norte Credit Union under construction on Rover Boulvard in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The new Del Norte Credit Union is taking shape on the corner of Rover Boulvard and N.M. 4 in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Santa Fe National Forest Offices Closed Memorial Day

on May 21, 2016 - 10:53am

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – All Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) offices will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Forest offices will resume regular business hours Tuesday, May 31.

There are currently no fire restrictions on the SFNF. Visitors are reminded that fireworks and explosives are prohibited on federal lands. Law enforcement officers, fire personnel and recreation staff will be patrolling over the Memorial Day weekend to ensure visitor safety.

Forest visitors are asked to follow campfire safety guidelines and adhere to the Leave No Trace principles of outdoor ethics.

HHS On New Mexico Health Insurance Rate Changes

on May 21, 2016 - 10:28am

HHS News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jonathan Gold, press secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, issued the following statement on New Mexico health insurance rate changes.

“Consumers in New Mexico will continue to have affordable coverage options in 2017. Last year, the average Marketplace premium among people with tax credits stayed the same at $127 per month, despite reports based on preliminary rate filings predicting increases of ‘51 percent’.

“People in New Mexico understand how the marketplace works, and they know that they can shop around and find coverage that fits

Brownie ‘The King Of Ashley Pond’ Photo Bombs Shot

on May 21, 2016 - 10:10am
Brownie ‘The King of Ashley Pond’ suddenly photo bombs a shot of the park this morning. Photo by Greg Kendall

Hike Water Canyon With Trail Expert Craig Martin

on May 21, 2016 - 9:54am

Spring in Water Canyon. Photo by Craig Martin

PEEC News:

What better way to celebrate National Trails Day than to hike? Local trail expert Craig Martin is leading a hike 10:15 a.m. Saturday, June 4, up Water Canyon to the meadow, where hikers can enjoy running water, flowers, and interesting trail stories.

This free hike is great for kids with a bit of hiking experience. The hike is about two miles round trip with around 400 feet of elevation gain.

The Water Canyon hike is limited to 20 participants. To participate, register online at www.peecnature.org. Afterward, meet Craig and other

Daily Postcard: Raven Fledgling Waits For Meal

on May 21, 2016 - 9:37am

Daily Postcard: A raven fledgling (one of four), patiently waits in a local tree for his midday meal. Photo by Marc Bailey

Scenes From NMSU Extension's Canning Class

on May 21, 2016 - 9:26am

Extension Home Economist Helen Idzorek teaches Friday's pressure canning workshop at Trinity on the Hill Church. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com 

Participants in Friday's pressure canning workshop receive tips on canning green beans and tomatoes. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com 

Scene from Friday's pressure canning workshop at TOTH. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com 

Scene from Friday's pressure canning workshop at TOTH. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com 

Scene from Friday's pressure canning workshop at TOTH. Courtesy photo

Tomatoes are canned during Friday's

What Could You Accomplish If Your Garage Doubled In Size?

on May 21, 2016 - 8:41am
Los Alamos Makers at 3540 Orange St., is a new community lab and makerspace where members can build, sew, solder, rivet, tinker and teach. Courtesy photo
 
By MANDY MARKSTEINER
Los Alamos

Have you ever had to put a creative project on the back burner because you don’t have the space, or the tools?

Los Alamos Makers is a new community lab and makerspace where members can build, sew, solder, rivet, tinker and teach. The space and the equipment is available to use at an affordable rate. It’s like having your own workshop.

Monday May 23, they will open their doors 2-6 p.m.

Udall Advances Priorities Of NM Farmers And Ranchers, Rural Communities In Agriculture Funding Bill

on May 21, 2016 - 8:19am
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall joined the Senate Appropriations Committee Friday in advancing an Agriculture, Rural Development and Food and Drug Administration funding bill that makes critical investments in agriculture and nutrition programs to support New Mexico families and rural communities.
 
The bill sets the Fiscal Year 2017 budgets for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and now heads to the full Senate for a vote. 
 
"Farming and ranching are part of our heritage and a key economic engine for New Mexico,

Kite Festival Underway Noon-5 p.m. Today & Sunday

on May 21, 2016 - 7:37am
Scene from a previous kite building workshop. File photo
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Arts Council’s (LAAC) Kite Festival launches this weekend. The festival is a 19-year tradition, which showcases expert flyers who perform dizzy aerial acrobatic moves with sophisticatedly constructed kites as well as simple, hand-made paper kites piloted enthusiastically by young children.

 

A kite flyer gets creative during a previous kite building workshop. File photo
 
The festival welcomes and embraces anyone and everyone who enjoys this classic summertime activity.

Visitors To Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District Campgrounds Advised To Check For Potable Water

on May 21, 2016 - 7:11am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  As the outdoor recreation season gets underway on the Santa Fe National Forest, visitors to three campgrounds on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District are advised to bring enough drinking water to meet their needs for their stay.
 
The Holy Ghost, E.V. Long and El Porvenir Campgrounds do not have potable water this year. Shallow wells at these campgrounds may receive surface water recharge from the nearby river and natural runoff, which is at risk of contamination from pathogens harmful to human health. 
 
“Public health and safety is a top forest priority,” Forest

Heinrich Meets With U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland, Urges Republicans To Do Their Job

on May 21, 2016 - 7:05am
Sen. Martin Heinrich meets Judge Garland. Courtesy photo
 
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Thursday May 19, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) met with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
 
"Judge Garland and I had an extensive conversation, which shed light on his distinguished record and thoughtful judicial philosophy. I will continue to thoroughly consider his nomination for our highest court," Heinrich said.

Andy Sutton Raises Money For CSHD In Today's Jemez Mountain Trail Runs

on May 21, 2016 - 7:03am

Andy Sutton of Los Alamos in Cambodia. Courtesy photo
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos residents Andy Sutton and his wife traveled to Cambodia in 2006 for a vacation and what they encountered on their travels impacted them significantly.

“We were just traveling a little bit. We always wanted to go to Angkor Wat,” Sutton said.

Council To Consider Sending Ordinance Amendment To Electorate To Abolish Office Of Sheriff In Los Alamos

on May 20, 2016 - 9:25pm

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero

Staff Report

The Los Alamos County Council is scheduled to hear Ordinance No. 665, which proposes amendments, to be submitted to voters for adoption or rejection at the Nov. 8, 2016 General Election. The amendments would consolidate all remaining powers and duties of the Office of the Sheriff to the Los Alamos Police Department and abolish the sheriff as an elective office.

This proposed action arises out of discussion during the recent budget hearings at which Sheriff Marco Lucero pointed out that service of process has become a riskier activity than

Probate Judge Bill McKerley Tenders Resignation

on May 20, 2016 - 8:35pm

Probate Judge Bill McKerley

Staff Report:

Los Alamos County Probate Judge Bill McKerley has submitted his resignation from that office as recent changes to the Code of Judicial Conduct make the office incompatible with his role as chair of the local Republican Party.

As a result of the resignation of prior Probate Judge Christine Chandler, the office of Los Alamos County Probate judge was included in the Governor's call for the general election.

Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Rally Underway At Santa Fe Community College

on May 20, 2016 - 3:53pm

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is speaking now on the campus of Santa Fe Community College. He is speaking first to the crowd left standing outside the packed Fitness Center where he will speak in a few minutes. Check back at ladailypost.com for the full story and more photos from today's event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is speaking now on the campus of Santa Fe Community College. Check back at ladailypost.com for the full story and more photos from today's event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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Former Senator Ken Salazar To Campaign For Hillary Clinton In New Mexico

on May 20, 2016 - 3:47pm
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  On Saturday May 21, former U.S. Senator and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will campaign for Hillary Clinton across the state of New Mexico. 
 
Salazar will launch New Mexico's Hispanics for Hillary at Abuelita’s New Mexican Kitchen, convene a roundtable with Hispanic business leaders, and kick off a grassroots get out the vote events with Rep. Ben Ray Luján in Santa Fe, Espanola and Taos as he encourages voters to vote early in the Democratic Presidential Primary.
 
This effort to reach New Mexico voters kicks off the same day as early voting begins

Largest Kite Festival In NM Takes Flight In White Rock May 20–22

on May 20, 2016 - 1:53pm
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COMMUNITY News:
 
One of the largest kite festivals in New Mexico will take flight once again from today through Sunday, May 20-22, in White Rock New Mexico near Los Alamos, with a string of family friendly activities to keep everyone happy throughout the weekend.
 
The 19th annual Kite Festival begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 20 with live music by Eric McFadden Band – the first in a series of summer concerts presented by Gordon’s Summer Concerts series – as well as a nighttime kite flying demonstration and glow.
 
On Saturday and Sunday, children will be able to tap

Los Alamos Police Department Participates In Thursday's 2016 Special Olympics Torch Run

on May 20, 2016 - 11:48am

Members of the Los Alamos Police Department gather Thursday morning for the 2016 Special Olympics Torch Run. Photo by Anthony Lucero/LAPD

From left, Special Olympics athletes Sam and Jenny run the first leg of the 2016 Torch Run to Jemez Springs Thurday with Los Alamos Special Olympics Chair Cmdr. Oliver Morris. Photo by Anthony Lucero/LAPD

Runners gather in Jemez Springs with Santa Ana police officer after 42 miles of running in the 2016 Torch Run! Photo by Anthony Lucero/LAPD

Students Hold End Of Year Paint Fight

on May 20, 2016 - 11:13am

LAPS Switches To Online Student Registration

on May 20, 2016 - 10:52am

LAPD News:

In order to save time for parents, Los Alamos Public Schools is switching from paper to an online student registration and data validation system, powered by InfoSnap. 

All parents will be asked to complete the new password-protected registration.In the long run, LAPS will reduce the number of forms submitted by parents and streamline the start of school for students. In addition, annual updates will be simplified.

The district will use secure InfoSnapsoftware to verify studentdemographic, emergency, and medical information and collect permission slips, as applicable.

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Prescribed Burn Planned On Santa Fe National Forest Coyote Ranger District

on May 20, 2016 - 10:31am

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest hope to take advantage of conditions next week to conduct a prescribed burn on the Coyote Ranger District. The 5,041-acre French Mesa treatment area is located approximately 10 miles north of Gallina.  

Hand ignitions may begin as early as Monday, May 23, but that window is dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts. Once ignitions have started, crews hope to treat up to 150 acres per day

Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource

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